Jacob & Co. Introduces Roulette Automatic Doll replica luxury watches
Jacob & Co. already had a roulette complication in its Astronomia Casino catalog, a variation of its iconic watch. Now, the jeweler has condensed that concept into the Casino Tourbillon, which does away with the orbital carousel and focuses on the roulette automata, though it still hides the flying tourbillon on the back.
The Casino Tourbillon is very much like a Jacob & Co. watch, with flamboyant style and complex functions, but a slightly more restrained design than the brand's regular offerings. While far from being an understated watch at its 44mm diameter and over 16mm tall, it's modest for a Jacob & Co. high quality replica watches.
Roulette complications are fun and cleverly executed, but they're not entirely new. It's essentially a more complex version of Franck Muller's Las Vegas, relying on a simple execution consisting of a fixed wheel head and a free rotating pointer.
At $280,000, the Casino Tourbillon is not cheap. Despite the complex construction of the dial, the automatic roulette, like the flying tourbillon, is relatively simple. However, it is unique in today's market. While casino-inspired complications were once popular (after Franck Muller Las Vegas became a bestseller), they are uncommon today. So for high rollers who want a novel casino-themed complication, this might just be it.2023 Jacob & Co. Casino Tourbillon
game of chance While Jacob & Co. watches are generally top-notch, the Casino Tourbillon is relatively clean. The dial itself is simple, a polished black onyx disc with rose gold applied hour markers, as are the hands.
Around the dial are the wheel heads, the discs of the roulette table, with numbers in colored squares. When the roulette wheel mechanism is activated - which of course has to be done with the watch lying flat on the table due to gravity - the wheel head spins freely and then stops at a "random" number.
Although relatively simple in design, the Casino Tourbillon's dial is complex and multi-layered, necessitated by the free-rolling ceramic balls inside. The ball does not actually sit on the dial, but between two sapphire bridges. These plates sit below the dial and above the grinding head, allowing the ball to move freely around the dial without interfering with any moving parts.Replica Zenith Chronomaster Watches
The roulette automatic is activated by a pusher at eight o'clock. While Jacob & Co. did not reveal the nature of the automata, it was likely powered by a mechanism similar to a minute repeater: pressing a button winds a tiny secondary mainspring, which is released instantly , thus generating the energy needed to rotate the grinding head.
As for the "randomness" of the wheelhead's rotation, it's actually a long string of discrete numbers - a consequence of the particular gear - that causes the randomness to occur.
Like the Astronomia, the Casino Tourbillon does not have a traditional crown. Instead, winding and setting are all done via the crown on the back in the form of a pull-out tab.
There is also a flying tourbillon on the back. While the tourbillon is mechanically traditional, its carriage is unusual as its brand name is an embossed square in colored lacquer that echoes the wheel disc.2023 Audemars Piguet replica watches
Jacob & Co. Casino Tourbillon Ref. CA100.40.AA.AA.ABALA
Diameter: 44mm Height: 16.3mm Material: 18k Rose Gold Crystal: Sapphire Water resistance: 30 meters
Movement: JCAM51 Functions: Hours, minutes, roulette mechanism activated by pusher and one-minute flying tourbillon Winding: manual winding Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz) Power reserve: 72 hours
Strap: Alligator leather with folding clasp